Research Administrator 3

Location
California, United States
Posted
21 Jan 2021
End of advertisement period
21 Mar 2021
Ref
88205
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Stanford University is seeking a Research Administrator 3 to manage the proposal preparation and/or post award activities for a large volume and diverse set of complex, federal and non-federal sponsored research projects, involving multiple sub-awards, principal investigators, and/or cross-school initiatives.

About the Department of Pathology

Comprised of extraordinary faculty and staff, our mission is to improve the ability to diagnose, treat and understand the origin and manifestation of human disease, and to care for those who have or are at risk to develop disease. We accomplish this through our clinical services (in all fields of anatomic and clinical pathology, including molecular and genomic pathology, histocompatibility testing and transfusion medicine) and be research (which includes basic, translational and clinical research into the origins and manifestations of disease, including efforts to improve disease prediction and prevention as part of the goal of achieving precision medicine and health), and also by educating future leaders in pathology and related fields. Everything we do is to achieve the goals of providing the highest quality of clinical services to the patients for whom we passionately care, to advance our ability to understand, diagnose, monitor and ultimately to cure disease or to prevent or delay its occurrence, and to provide outstanding education and career development opportunities to those who share these goals.

For more information about the department visit http://pathology.stanford.edu/

About the Position

The Department of Pathology is seeking two experienced and knowledgeable Research Administrator III to lead the sponsored research team in the management of nearly two hundred grants and contracts. They will oversee an assigned portfolio for their financial research team and be the lead point of contact for questions or concerns regarding grant portfolios. In addition, be responsible to review all work for their team for quality excellence. This individual will provide research management support to a select group of principal investigators doing world class research. This includes several Program Projects/U awards as well as subcontracts and sub awards with Stanford, other institutions and private entities. It is expected the incumbent will be proactive, well organized and have supervisor experience to lead a team.

Duties include:

  • Prepare complex proposals within parameters of sponsored and non-sponsored research guidelines. Oversee and communicate submission process, both paper and electronic; resolve issues relating to proposal preparation and submittal process.
  • Develop, prepare, revise, and finalize project budgets, and provide budget justification; obtain cost sharing commitment and support. Serve as liaison and active partner between principal investigators, Office of Sponsored Research, research groups, and other departments; respond to sponsor inquiries; advise of new regulations.
  • Collaborate with Office of Sponsored Research to ensure awards are set up properly and cost-sharing requirements are fulfilled; initiate cost transfers.
  • Review and approve expenditures, advise on post award spending and commitment activity, and oversee compliance related to fund and revenue.
  • Develop and communicate reports supporting project status; create forecasting models, scenarios, and decision aides.
  • Manage contract closeout process and audit inquiries; submit final reports and certificates.
  • Interpret complex university and government policies (FAR, Cost Accounting Standards, Office of Management and Budget circulars, sponsored guidelines, etc.) for project and university personnel and help guide other staff in interpreting complex policies.
  • Identify and implement process improvements. Participate in and lead cross campus projects. Train and advise on issues requiring specific technical expertise.
  • Oversee and review work of other staff. May supervise, train and mentor other staff.
  • Serve as a resource on subject area to principal investigator staff.

* - Other duties may also be assigned

Desired Qualifications:

  • 2 years of Supervision experience
  • Experience in working and communicating with upper level Management/Faculty
  • Stanford or Academic Institution experience preferred

Education & Experience (REQUIRED):

Bachelor's degree and five years of job related experience, or combination of education and experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (REQUIRED):

  • Expert knowledge and fluency of governmental regulations (e.g. FAR, A-21, A-110, A-133, CAS).
  • Knowledge and ability to understand, interpret, and communicate university policies and procedures.
  • Excellent oral, written, and communication skills.
  • Excellent analytical skills; demonstrated proficiency in Excel and web-based tools.
  • Strong accounting skills; knowledge of accounting principles.
  • Knowledge of procurement needs, including sole-sourcing, cost analyses, vendor requirements, and small business reporting.
  • Strong knowledge of property management requirements related to Stanford or non-Stanford title of equipment and fabrications.
  • Expert in project management, including managing international collaborations and complex multi-sub award contracts.
  • Knowledge of personnel management, including proposing effort for and training and hiring of students, post-doctorals, academic appointments, regular staff, bargaining unit staff, and consultants, along with the circumstances appropriate for each type of position.
  • Extreme attention to detail.
  • Ability to review a proposal or manage a project with understanding of the overall scope and goal of each sponsored project.
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills.

Certifications & Licenses:

  • Cardinal Curriculum I and II must be completed to remain in this position.
  • Certified Accountant or Auditor, MBA, project management certification, or similar credential desired.

Physical Requirements*:

  • Frequently sit, grasp lightly, use fine manipulation and perform desk-based computer tasks, lift, carry, push and pull objects weighing up to ten pounds.
  • Occasionally stand, walk, grasp forcefully, use a telephone, write by hand and sort and file paperwork or parts.
  • Rarely lift, carry, push and pull objects weighing 11-20 pounds.

* - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.

Additional Information

  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Job Code: 4483
  • Employee Status: Regular
  • Grade: I
  • Requisition ID: 88205
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